The ‘international city of peace and justice’, situated on the coast of the North Sea, is the third largest city in The Netherlands. Home to the seat of Dutch government, the royal family and numerous international courts (including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court), its reputation for being the judicial capital of the world is well founded. But hopefully your journey here is not to attend criminal court, and if it isn’t then fortunately this amazing city has a lot to offer its visitors including a stunning coastline with great beaches.
This relaxing, sedate and upmarket urban centre has a distinct international character, and with so many international companies operating here The Hague has a huge expat community. This lends the town a sedate, relaxing and upmarket character which can be seen in any of its many beautiful parks, attractive shopping districts, the vibe of its nightlife or its posh 19th century suburbs.
A city of architecture, this historic city was founded in 1230 and many picturesque landmarks, palaces, squares, antiquated buildings and museums are dotted about town to remind us of the Dutch’s glorious and regal past.
Holiday in The Hague
Whether holidaying with a loved one, the family or friends, The Hague has a wealth of activities and sights to keep you occupied and having fun.
If you are interested in having a little R&R in Den Haag (The Hague), then head to one of its many open green spaces such as the beautiful, tree-lined Lange Voorhout. And with 11km of coastline, it’s very easy to find a stretch of sand to relax and unwind. If you feel like trying something on the beach slightly more active, then The Hague’s beaches have a plethora of water sports, and even offer bungee jumping from the pier.
The heart of the city contains most of its historic medieval, renaissance and baroque architecture, and a stroll down its historic promenades and side streets is sure to net you a beautiful memory or two. Make sure to check out Plein while you’re there, an elegant square with historic buildings on three of its four sides including the Binnenhof (the world-famous inner court), and shops, cafes and bars on the fourth.
If you would like to further explore the cultural offerings of this multicultural yet ancient city, consider a trip to the Royal Picture Gallery or the Bredius Museum, with its impressive collection of Dutch Baroque art. And with many music, food and art festivals happening year round, make sure to check an event calendar to find some fun things to do while you’re in town.
A citywide tram network makes travelling in between shopping and going out districts simple and scenic. So hop on a tram and scurry down to one of The Hague’s most popular and fun attractions, Madurodam. This park and tourist attraction is home to perfect 1:25 scale replicas and models of famous Dutch castles, public buildings and large-scale industrial projects found throughout the country. Madurodam is not just a great day out for the kids.
Another benefit of having such a multicultural group of residents is the amazing dining scene in The Hague. You are sure to find a restaurant offering some of the best food in the whole country and a range of cuisine to keep even the most fussy of eaters happy. When combined with a great nightlife and world class clubs and bars, a night of painting the town red in The Hague is sure to leave you coated in every shade of red you can imagine.
Renting holiday accommodation in The Hague
When choosing somewhere to stay in town, a holiday rental provides visitors with a unique look into the lives of the locals. Whether you prefer a slick city centre apartment with all the amenities, a quaint cottage on the outskirts of town or a flat within an historic Dutch building, staying in a holiday home provides a level of authenticity you just can’t find in a hotel. And at the end of a long day of attractions, sights, sounds, smells and sore feet nothing beats returning to your very own couch, putting your feet up and enjoying the quiet of your very own space.